Vasanu

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by Rita Jamshed Kapadia It is to be made exactly as follows: 1 1/2 kg ghee 1/2 kg char jaatna magaz 50 g baval nu goonder (resin of the baval tree) 2 1/4 kg sugar 500 g ghau nu doodh 500 g cummar kakri 400 g dates 100 g akhrot (walnut) soak overnight in hot water, […]

Bhonu Prakash: Zoroastrians & Food in Historical Perspective – Daniel Sheffield, Princeton University

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Bhonu Prakash: Zoroastrians & Food in Historical Perspective – Daniel Sheffield. Dan Sheffield is a professor at Princeton University, New Jersey, US Dan’s website: www.dansheffield.com Video Contents: The Banquets of Persepolis and Ctesiphon Food is integrally tied to our identity. As we say You are what you eat. Eating practices of Zoroastrians in Persepolis flavored with […]

Parsi Vasanu for the winter season

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VASANU is very healthy to eat in the winter. Best time is to take a one inch square at breakfast time. This nutritious, vasanu recipe is from my grandmother. Rita Jamshed Kapadia INGREDIENTS General: 1 1/2kg Ghee 1/2kg Char jaatnu magaz 50g Goonder 2 1/4kg Sugar 500g Ghau nu Dudh (Wheat milk powder) 500g Kammar Kakri 400g […]

Drink Coffee! It won’t give your heart extra beats

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By Scott Maier on January 26, 2016 NEW YORK– You have another reason to drink that cup of coffee. Researchers including an Indian-origin medical student now report that regular caffeine consumption does not lead to extra heartbeats, which may lead – in rare cases – to heart- or stroke-elated morbidity and mortality. The study, led […]

Vegetarian Dhansak Recipe Instant Pot

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Important for Vegetarians – Omitting the meat from this recipe, will make this Dal a Vegetarian Dhansak Dal. Click here to see Video for Parsi Dhansak for the good times with full Dhansak recipe. Also known as parsi masala dal. Note: You will need a pressure cooker also known as Instant Pot. Ingredients 1 cup […]

Chicken Mahivalla / Chicken in Cream

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A Parsi Baked Dish Chicken Mahivalla / Chicken in Cream INGREDIENTS 200 grms almonds, blanch, slice and fried 200 grms raisins 750 grms onions, slice fine, fry golden brown 12 green chilies, finely chopped 225 grms double cream or malai 1 large bunch coriander leaves, cleaned and chopped 12 eggs 1 whole chicken 1 onion, […]

The Batasa Story – Jamshed & Cyrus Dotivala

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Recipe of Batasa Is it true that the Dotivala family invented the famous Parsi Batasa ? How and when did this come about? Yes, our forefathers were the inventors of the famous tea time biscuit popularly known as Batasa. It was in the early 1800’s when our forefather Mr. Faramji Pestonji Dotivala joined the Dutch […]

Restaurant: SodaBottleOpenerWala

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Twenty-six-year-old chef-manager Anahita Dhondy is working to popularize Parsi cuisine through a rapidly expanding chain of restaurants – SodaBottleOpenerWala. In “Soda’s ‘chilled out’ boss,” August 7 issue, she reveals that she is off in October to Gujarat to “all the small cities which are populated with Parsis to do some research, get some old recipes […]

Madavsaro

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Madavsaro The Madavsaro ceremony is done four days before the wedding. The families of the bride and the groom each plant a young tree in a pot, amidst recitation of prayers by the family priest and place this at the entrance of their individual homes. This is generally a mango plant and is treated as […]

Bharuchi Akuri

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Bharuchi Akuri

How to make Crispy Onion Rings

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Ingredients 3 Onions cut into rings 1 cup besan (channa/chickpea) flour 1 cup breadcrumbs (any old bread pulverized or store bought) 1 tsp salt for sprinkling later Oil for frying Method Press onion rings into breadcrumbs. These make the rings crisp! Wet besan (chickpea) flour by adding a little water, add onion rings Heat oil […]

Ava Ardivisur Parab and enjoying the Dal ni Pori

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Today is “Ava roj (day) and Ava mahinoh (month)” in the Parsi community of India. Dar ni Poris (Sweet lentil and dry fruit pastries) are sent and eaten. The devout parsis go to the sea or any form of water to pray and pay respect to the water that nourishes the body, while enjoying the […]

Navroze Mubarak

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80 Biryanis around the world

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Best Biriyani Around the world and its Origin Biryani was originated in Iran (Persia) and it was brought to South Asia by Iranian travelers and merchants. Local variants of this dish are popular not only in South Asia but also in Arabia and within various South Asian communities in Western countries. The spices and condiments […]

Pistachio Kulfi

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Pistachio Kulfi Serves 6 to 8.  Make ahead – Kulfi stays in freezer for a long time. Ingredients:    16 oz. whipping cream 1 can (14 oz.) evaporated milk 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 2 tbs. pistachio pieces 1/2 tsp. pistachio flavoring 2 drops of green coloring (optional)           Method:         Blend all ingredients a […]